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A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.

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A year after the accidental death of their father, three brothers -- each suffering from depression - meet for a train trip across India. Francis, the eldest, has organized it. The brothers argue, sulk, resent each other, and fight. The youngest, Jack, estranged from his girlfriend, is attracted to one of the train's attendants. Peter has left his pregnant wife at home, and he buys a venomous snake. After a few days, Francis discloses their surprising and disconcerting destination. Amid foreign surroundings, can the brothers sort out their differences? A funeral, a meditation, a hilltop ritual, and the Bengal Lancer figure in the reconciliation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$17,500,000 (estimated)

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£435,198 (UK) (23 November 2007)

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$11,896,380 (USA) (22 February 2008)
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Mark Friedberg based the train design partially on the 20th Century Limited, which ran from New York to Chicago between 1902 to 1967. See more »

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When the train attendant brings the Whitman's lemonade, Francis and Jack take two out of the three glasses she's carrying on her tray. When she leans towards Jack to apply a bindi mark on his forehead, two full glasses of lemonade are visible on the tray. Only one should be left. See more »

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References The Guru (1969) See more »

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Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Fritz Reiner and Chicago Symphony Orchestra (as The Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
Courtesy of Sony BMG Masterworks
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Where's the nearest train to India?
20 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Darjeeling Limited is certainly a visually appealing movie. The rich colors of southeast Asia mesh wonderfully with Anderson's penchant for precise set-pieces, and it make the entire experience a pleasure to watch. 

As for the rest of the movie, you probably already know if you're into Wes Anderson's brand of story. The father issues, the esoteric musical choices, the slightly surreal quality of each character - it's all here. The three brothers are well-conceived, with personalities that directly influence the overall narrative and the resolution. I liked it. It's more of the same, but pleasant enough to make that seem like a minor issue.

Oh, and be sure to watch the Hotel Chevalier short before The Darjeeling Limited. It helps fill in the back-story for one of the brothers, and it's an interesting movie in it's own right.   


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